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Bendigo

Experience the wonderful contrasts of Bendigo as you explore its vibrant arts hub and flourishing food and wine scene set against its rich history, grand architecture and magnificent gardens. Sample stunning contemporary cuisine in historic buildings, admire modern art in venues new and old, and explore the city's fascinating history at museums, gardens and galleries.

History and heritage

Take a walk or ride on Bendigo's talking tram and explore the city's heritage architecture. Don a miner's hat and dig up a wealth of goldrush history on a tour of the Central Deborah Mine, or explore the city's Chinese heritage at the Golden Dragon Museum. Get behind the wheel at Australia's oldest working pottery, Bendigo Pottery, or admire the delightful conservatory, cascade waterfall and open-air fernery of Rosalind Park.

Art and culture

Discover Bendigo's vibrant arts precinct while wandering along View Street. Pop into the Bendigo Art Gallery (1887), which contains a collection of Australian art dating back to the 1850s and attracts significant exhibitions from across the globe, and explore the host of smaller galleries and antique stores around town.

For performing arts, catch shows big and small at the elegant Capital Theatre (1873) and the brand new Ulumbarra Theatre, set in grounds of the historic Sandhurst Gaol.

Wining and dining

Celebrate the paddock-to-plate philosophy with a meal to remember at Mason's of Bendigo, hatted by The Age Good Food Guide. Take time out to visit some of the 80 local wineries in the renowned Bendigo and Heathcote wine regions. Dine with a view of the vines, sample local varietals at cellar doors, and learn why the area is famous for its magnificent shiraz.

Foodies, prepare to fossick for fabulous local produce – pick up a copy of the Food Fossickers Pocket Guide at the Bendigo Visitors Centre.

Free WiFi

Get free WiFi at Bendigo Gallery and the View Street Arts Precinct.



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Dark Wonderland

Toni Maticevski showcases his stunning pieces at the Bendigo Art Gallery.

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Art & design

Bendigo Pottery Antiques and Collectables Centre

With over 40 individual sites, the Bendigo Pottery Antiques and Collectables Centre is the best place to go to find that unique piece that no one...

Architecture & design

Bendigo Joss House Temple

Explore this historic 1860s temple, constructed with local brick, and learn the stories of the Chinese migrants who came to Bendigo in search of gold.

Gold rush history

Central Deborah Gold Mine

Gear up in overalls, a miner's hat and lamp and head into underground tunnels in search of gold in a key mine from Bendigo's 19th century gold rush.

History & heritage

Bendigo Tramways Vintage Talking Tram

Sit back, relax and let the tram do all the talking as you journey through the past 150 years aboard a majestic Vintage 'Talking' Tram.

Museums

Discovery Science & Technology Centre

With loads of interactive exhibits to explore, you will not know what to try first at the Discovery Science & Technology Centre! Be sure to look out...

Art galleries

Bendigo Art Gallery

Stop by the Bendigo Art Gallery and see works by contemporary Australian artists including Patricia Piccinini, Tracey Moffatt and Bill Henson.

Food & wine

Bendigo wine region

While red wine lovers flock to Bendigo for the now famous shiraz and cabernet sauvignon, white wine fans should seek out chardonnay and riesling.

Museums

Golden Dragon Museum

Experience a living history of Bendigo's Chinese population and explore exhibitions featuring artefacts dating as far back as the Shang Dynasty.

Great trails

The Goldfields Track

Walk or ride this 200-kilometre trail that connects Ballarat and Bendigo via the scenic villages of Castlemaine, Hepburn, Daylesford and Creswick.

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Dining out

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Masons of Bendigo

Get a taste for central Victoria's produce at this stylish all-day eatery, wine bar and pantry store.

Brewhouse Coffee Roasters

Watch coffee roasters at work as you linger over your brew, all-day breakfast, and lunchtime meals.

Mr Beebe's

Gather friends with equal appetites and swap stories over share plates of local, organic produce.

Percy and Percy

Savour classic breakfasts, seasonal lunches, coffee, sweets and treats at this Bendigo cafe.

Willow Room

Gather for a feast at this European-style restaurant showcasing the region's fine wines and produce.

The Dispensary Bar & Diner

Get your daily dose of fine food and wine at this compact chemist-turned- restaurant-and-wine-bar.

Rocks on Rosalind

Bank on a delicious experience of old and new with innovative cuisine in a heritage-listed building.

El Gordo

Live large at El Gordo (the Fat One), Chancery Lane's Southern European inspired cafe and art space.

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